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“rice wine”(13 reviews)
“ban xang hai”(6 reviews)
“small market”(4 reviews)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 24 November 2012

This village relies on passing tourists to buy their products and it seems much better to buy from the people who are actually making the items than from those with a bigger mark up. The whiskey stills are primitive but a great photo opportunity. Sadly...More

3  Thank Karin S
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 July 2014 via mobile

The killing of snakes, scorpions and other insects should be prohibited in this process. By all means make a local drink but as it is such poor quality the only way to try and sell it is to place a snake etc into the bottle....More

7  Thank vagabond1902
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

People are really harsh on here! This was a lovely stop off on our way to the caves. It was great to see how whisky and rice wine were made and an opportunity to see how Laos people live. We bought 4 bottles to take...More

Thank TheRecketts
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This market is a very sweet and small market. The workers were working very hard and were so so sweet. The Whiskey Village was showing us really interesting whiskey with all of the animals inside the bottles (like scorpions and warsps). It was sweet with...More

Thank freddiemgreen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small market - with some nice workers. A bit to see but maybe wished to see a little bit more. Worth a visit anyway.

1  Thank 256ollie
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Tourist trap on the way to the Pak Ou Caves. Many vendor but no real pressure. A very nice temple at the top. But little whiskey.

Thank Steve B
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Why are they marketing this place as an essential stop off en route to the (not very exciting) caves? I feel like I've wasted my morning as it is - but I most definitely could have done without a shopping excursion for scarves and snake...More

Thank Roving792612
Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

We made a short stop here after visiting pak ou cave. It was interesting to taste and learn about how the locals distill and produce the rice whiskey. Can’t say it tasted all that great but was nice to have the opportunity to experience this.

Thank rhthomas1980
Reviewed 4 August 2018 via mobile

Probably not that spectacular as to specially visit this place. But it was part of our one day tour of Whisky Village - Pak Ou Caves - Kuang Si Falls. So just nice. There are stalls operating looms, selling fabric, scarfs and handicraft. And of...More

Thank Ks T
Reviewed 17 May 2018

We were dropped off here for half an hour on the way to the Pak Ou Caves. We were greeted by an old fella on the banks who made us drink several glasses of his home made rice wine (Lao Whisky) as samples at 8.45am!!!!!...More

1  Thank Geoff_Siddle
Reviewed 17 April 2018

This small village and stop by virtually all tour groups, is not worth a trip by itself, but as part of a longer one, worth a look. The primary attraction is rice whiskey which is 50% alcohol and distilled in several locations. You'll be offered...More

Thank mwcw
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

If you like Rice Wine it's a place to see. Small village with trinkets and a Wat to see. Plus you can see, learn about Lao Lao Whisky. Have a taste, buy a bottle and enjoy.

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